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The Harmony Arts Festival 2016 is now on! From today to August 7th, you'll find music and art to please everyone. The Festival has evolved over the last 26 years into an fantastic 10 days on the waterfront! 

Enjoy dinner and drinks at the Millenium Stage every night with amazing bands to watch. Settle in with your blanket & popcorn for great movies on the big screen at John Lawson Park. Cruise along Argyle Avenue and check out all of the artisans selling their fabulous creations. Food Trucks galore, the Beachside Patio, so many options to try .

 

Enjoy!

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Join me today! Fantastic 2 level, 2 bedroom south facing water view condo in Ambleside - a must see! 

403 - 1485 Duchess Ave, West Vancouver.

Water viewsOpen Living SpaceGreat Building


Main living areas are enhanced by the gorgeous hardwood flooring. The Southside balcony is easily accessed by two sets of glass sliding doors & allows you to enjoy sunsets & cruise ships sailing by while fully under cover, truly an all season balcony space.

Upstairs features a fully renovated 5 piece bathroom with soaker tub. Both bedrooms are Master sized in dimensions. The Mermaid building is conveniently located near the shores of Ambleside beaches, parks, shopping & restaurants. You really don't even need a car in this location, the area has everything you need need on a daily basis. The concrete construction & safe, secure location make this a great building to live in. Bonus 2 car parking if you need it.

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Ambleside Park is busy this weekend, for the younger kids and the young at heart the West Van Police Dept 11th Annual Family Carnival ends today. Hosted by the Student Work Advisory Team(SWAT) and the WVPD Community Services Unit.

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Also on tap for the older ones, is the official opening of the new Ambleside skatepark! Thanks to the District of West Vancouver, Newline Skateparks, and the skate community for making this a reality.


 

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Check out the latest news including stats for all areas for March 2016. Stories like this one..

Vancouver house prices hitting new highs because of short supply

In a frenzied Vancouver real estate market where eye-popping prices are now as predictable as cherry blossoms in March, the latest sales statistics contain some truly remarkable figures that show just how difficult it has become to buy even a modest condo in the city.

Last month's Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sales data, analyzed by research firm Snapstats, reveals by the end of the month sales of downtown Vancouver condos and townhomes just under $600,000 were dramatically outpacing new listings. The same was true for attached properties at the $700,000 mark on Vancouver's east side. In other words, the pool of available homes is draining faster than it's being replenished.

Read more... (CBC News)


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Have you wondered what's the latest at the Evelyn project above Park Royal in West Vancouver? Well I visited this weekend to get an update. There are just 5 new Units left in the Cliffside Estates Four & Five, 2 bedroom and 2 bedroom plus family room homes ranging from the smallest 1474 sqft to 1600 sqft. All but the smaller unit, have unobstructed views of Stanley Park & the Lions Gate bridge. 


Prices range from $1,941,900 to $2,754,900 depending on the plan. The next phase will be "At Forest's Edge" - Three & Four. So now you know! Need more info - Call me!

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The Macdonald Real Estate Group's Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre (CREIC) offers Chinese investors a one-stop-shop for their investment needs in Canada.

By taking advantage of the Macdonald Real Estate Group’s unique position as Western Canada’s only integrated real estate company, investors have the opportunity to see a full breadth of real estate opportunities in Canada, including:

• Residential resale homes and investment opportunities through Macdonald Realty
• Commercial investment opportunities through Macdonald Commercial
• New developments through Platinum Project Marketing

See here the top 4 ways the Shanghai office promotes BC properties in China, such as Chinese Social Media.

Why settle for just local marketing? Call, text or email me today to find out more! 

Direct Line: (604) 837-5048

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The West Vancouver market had 82 sales and 345 active listings for detached homes. The benchmark sale price was $2,659,000 with 47 average days on market. Ambleside with 15 sales was the neighbourhood with the most sales activity.

 

Condo sales were 17 and active listings were 79 at the end of the month. The benchmark sales price was $766,600 with an average days on market of 92. Same as detached homes, Ambleside had the most sales in January at 8.
 

In comparison, townhome market had 6 sales and 8 active listings; the average days on market were 7.
 

Listings are down. Sales are up. It’s a seller’s market.

 

West Vancouver Real Estate Report January 2016

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In January, the North Vancouver market had 69 sales and 151 active listings for detached homes. The benchmark sale price was $1,351,900 with an average days on market of 21. Lynn Valley, 12 sales, had the most sales activity.
 

There were 62 sales and 167 active listings for condos. The benchmark sale price was$395,300 with 33 average days on market. The neighbourhood of Lower Lonsdale with 22 sales was the hottest sales market.
 

Townhome sales were 35active listings were 36, the benchmark sale price was $701,500, and the average days on market were 31. Central Lonsdale with 5 sales had the most sales activity.
 

Listings are down. Sales are up. It’s a seller’s market.

 

North Vancouver Real Estate Report January 2016

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First showings at this Open House on Sunday Feb 7th 2-4pm. Live in the heart of groovy Lower Lonsdale in this one bedroom suite in the well respected Time building. Everything is just steps away from here - sell the car and sign up for Car2Go! 2 blocks and you can catch the Seabus to downtown, shop at famous Lonsdale Quay, or stay close and dine in some of the best restaurants anywhere. This lovely suite has been well kept and is newly carpeted. It has a large kitchen island with granite top, a gas stove for you foodies and a corner gas fireplace in the living room which leads onto an enormous patio - just enormous! Starter, downsizer, or investor, this is a great opportunity!

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Quick Facts:

  • For 2016, the threshold increases to $1.2 million, up 9.1% from $1.1 million in 2015.
  • Homes valued above the threshold may still be eligible for a partial grant. For properties assessed above the threshold, the grant is reduced by $5 for every $1,000 of assessed value in excess of the threshold.
  • The grant is not provided automatically. Homeowners must apply every year. Applications are included with annual property tax notices.
  • The grant is available to Canadian citizens and to landed immigrants who normally reside in B.C.
  • The Province reimburses municipalities for the full cost of the home owner grant to ensure municipal revenues are not affected.
  • The home owner grant program began in 1957.

Learn More:

For more information about the home owner grant, visit:www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant

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Listings are down. Sales are up. It’s a seller’s market. 

The West Vancouver market had 72 sales and 302 active listings for detached homes. The benchmark sale price was $2,579,200 with 53 average days on market. Ambleside and British Properties were the neighbourhoods with the most sales activity. 

Condo sales were 10 and active listings were 72 at the end of the month. The benchmark sales price was $765,700 with an average days on market of 65. 

In comparison, townhome market had 2 sales and 8 active listings; the average days on market were 14.

 

 

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The December editon of the Macrealty Market Update is now out.  You can peruse our Luxury Homes Collection Magazine - Winter 2015 digital edition. View the Market updates for North & West Vancouver and get all the latest Real Estate news you need to know, all in one place.

Call (604) 837.5048 or email me (julia@juliastauffer.ca) to get your copy of the monthly edition sent directly to you.

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In North Vancouver, there were 90 sales of detached homes and 157 active listings at the end of the month. The median sale price was $1,456,750, with an average days on market of 19. All neighbourhoods are in a Seller's market with the exceptions of Lower Lonsdale (balanced) and Calverhall (Buyers).

West Vancouver had 80 sales of detached homes and 419 active listings at the end of the month. The median sale price was $2,687,500, with an average days on market of 53. The British Properties had the most sales in October at 18. The overall market is a balanced market.

The condo/townhome market in North Vancouver featured 98 sales and 295 active listings, with a median sale price of $432,800 and an average days on market of 28.  The neighbourhood of Lower Lonsdale had the most sales activity in the month of October, the overall market of the area is a Seller's market.

West Vancouver's condo/townhome market featured 16 sales, 83 active listings, average days on market 41 and a median sale price of $978,750. Ambleside and Dundarave are the most active in sales. The market is balanced.

 

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